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Best Pilot's Guide to start your own local flying club without big hassle

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the best organization to join if you are a pilot, aviation enthusiast - or want to become one.

Many people can't afford to own a plane and often want to join or establish a local flying club. In an effort to take much of the guess work out of forming a flying club, “AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club” has identified the most important aspects to consider when bringing a club from inception to full operation.

The AOPA guide is a helpful new tool that will steer members through the critical steps of starting a club. Each chapter in the guide covers a specific topic of interest from how to choose the right aircraft to insurance considerations. We have also assembled a collection of sample documents, forms, and other useful resources, like sample operating rules and aircraft lease agreements.

Download the full guide (PDF) by clicking the button below, or jump directly to a specific section.

Download AOPA's Guide to Starting a Flying Club